You don’t expect the cameras on budget handsets to be great performers, but given the phone’s low price point the 3.2-megapixel one here doesn’t do that bad a job. It lacks a flash and doesn’t do a great job of taking pictures indoors in low light, but snaps taken outdoors look pretty decent as colours look accurate and natural.
The EU is at last trying to force manufacturers to standardise on micro-USB for charging and syncing smartphones to avoid millions of power adaptors going to landfill every year. Unfortunately, Acer is still using mini-USB instead and worse still, as well as being used for charging and syncing duties, the one here also doubles up as the headphone jack. This is a bit of an issue as the supplied headset isn’t very comfortable to wear and produces pretty feeble audio that lacks any low end punch, yet you can’t easily swap it for a different set of cans without investing in an adaptor.
There’s plenty to like about the E200 handset. It’s got an attractive price tag, the best build quality of any Acer handset yet, plus a decent processor and relatively generous amount of memory for a budget model. However, the low resolution screen and lack of Wi-Fi are serious errors in our book and mean we can’t bring ourselves to give it the thumbs up.
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